Steel Cranes, ‘Boat Song’ – Free MP3 Download
Tracy Shapiro and Amanda Schukle make up Oakland’s loudest lady duo ever, Steel Cranes. And their first single, ‘Boat Song,’ is an excellent introduction to the gals’ distortion-heavy rock opus ‘Ouroboros,’ due out Sept. 24.
The Cranes recorded the album with seasoned engineer and producer Eli Crews, and the result is a lively collection of off-the-cuff tunes, all laid down on tape.
‘Boat Song’ rages along as a two-chord banger, while Schukle sings with abandon — think Karen O fronting the White Stripes.
“We recorded it in one take,” Schukle tells Diffuser.fm. “It’s our favorite song to play live because we never play it the same way twice. It’s a bit of controlled chaos, like being just on the verge of falling over a cliff but pulling back at the last minute.”